You may be diligent about keeping your face protected with SPF 30 sunscreen each and every day, but what about your hair? Your locks might not burn the way your nose does, but they're just as prone to sun-induced burning, drying, and damage that can leave them looking wrecked and ravaged. To keep your strands silky and shining, make a product with UV protection part of your regular hair routine—no big, floppy hat required.
Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo
Color-treated hair is at even greater risk of drying out in the sunshine. This shampoo contains avocado oil to keep tresses soft and hydrated, and an antifade color complex containing galanga root extract that protects against new UV damage. ($25, sleekhair.com)
This balm contains a UV filter and a "proprietary two-polymer technology that covalently binds to and cross-links over color-treated hair" to keep color-treated hair in shape. Uh, OK. Basically, the stuff helps heal color-treated hair damaged during the dying process and provides extra protection when using heat styling tools or catching rays. Works for us.
This alcohol-free mouse is light and airy, disappearing quickly into the hair for light hold and lots of shine. Nexxus’s time-release technology keeps hair soft, conditioned, and protected from the sun all day long.
Fine or thinning hair can grow back thicker and stronger after treatment with this serum, which prevents the buildup of hair-inhibiting chemicals and residue while providing UV protection. ($8.95, Amazon.com)